|George H.W. Bush|
While I consider it an honor, it's not an easy event to cover. There is the endless standing around and waiting.
Cameras are checked and rechecked by
the secret service.
|George W. Bush|
But once the president is announced and they play 'Hail to the Chief' I get tunnel vision as I focus on the president and fire off frames.
I never turn down a chance to see
the president knowing that I am covering history in the making.
NEVER SAY SHOOT THE PRESIDENT
While I waited in line to pass through the metal detectors to see President Reagan speak at the Great Valley Corporate Center, a bubbly woman handed her camera to an F.B.I. agent to be inspected. She excitedly told him, "I can't wait to shoot the president!" Without skipping a beat the agent looked up and in a monotone voice said, "Ma'am never say shoot the president."
She blushed and walked quietly to her seat.